I recently (in August) started a year long advanced hand-piecing class at The Quilted Fox in St. Louis. I am finding that hand piecing is absolutely addictive! I hadn't done it in quite a while, so it took a bit of time to get back into that mode, but I'm on a roll now. Of course I am already behind on my assignments...I finished part of the August homework:
I'm using my stash of Japanese taupes for this one - it will be very scrappy. I was supposed to have two of these blocks along with another 6" star but didn't get that far. We received our second assignment last Saturday. I haven't had much time to sew this week, but have been trying to squeeze in a few minutes here and there to sew a quick seam or two. Of course, rushing these things can be problematic. I had time for one quick seam before bedtime last night.
Hmmmm... Something just isn't quite right here! Don't you hate it when that happens?!?
I did manage to finish another basket before I was sucked into the hand-piecing vortex:
I've lost count of where I am at on these. I know I have a lot of work still to do before I can assemble it to send off to a quilter. And the show is now only nine months away. No pressure!